Memorial Day

Take the the time today to remember all of those that made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and you. Without them, this country would be very different. Its hard enough to go through life and even harder if you have lost a loved one defending this country. Today, remember those that died defending it. Time for a C-Gar


Vietnam soldier saved from the dead honors his fellow veterans - Memorial Day

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Memorial Day - Many don't even understand the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. However, one warrior understands it very clearly. Watch his video here - Time for a C-Gar

 

PINCKNEY, Mich. -- There are 58,315 names on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. And this is the story of why there's not one more -- a story about a soldier who came about as close to dying as any man alive. John Colone's blessing of a nightmare began on Feb. 19, 1968. His Army Airborne platoon was on patrol near the Ca Ty river when he and his men came under intense enemy fire. Read full story here


Old Guard places flags in Arlington National Cemetery

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ARLINGTON, Va. -

Every year, a special group of soldiers marks Memorial Day on hallowed ground.

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "Old Guard," place American flags on every gravesite for service members at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The tradition, which is known as "Flags In" has been carried out for more than 60 years.

In all, more than 228,000 of the small flags are placed near each headstone by the measure of the soldier's boot length.

Flags are also placed at the graves at the Soldiers and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. Read full story here


Marines weigh stripping the word 'man' from all job titles

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So, with the Marine Corps to date the strictest to holding the bar and standard for females in the infantry and combat billets, there is this. This sends very mixed signals to the Marines currently serving. The CMC (Commandant of the Marine Corps) is holding the line regarding standards then releases this. Interesting. Time for a C-Gar

Per Merriam Webster:

ri·fle·man
ˈrīfəlmən/
noun
noun: rifleman; plural noun: riflemen
  1. 1.
    a soldier armed with a rifle, especially a private in a rifle regiment.

 

One of the most time-honored phrases in the Marine Corps — "every Marine a rifleman" — could get an update as the service's top leaders consider new gender-neutral job titles for all positions.

The Marine Corps is conducting a sweeping review of its military occupational specialty titles, Capt. Philip Kulczewski, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, told Marine Corps Times. The move follows a January directive from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that Navy and Marine leaders ensure all job titles are gender neutral as ground combat jobs opened to women. Read full story here